A Baby Changes Everything

So I've been waiting to write about this until the time was just right...and tonight the time is right.
Here is a glimpse of our newest blessing...

I know it might not look like much now, but if you look hard enough you can see little feet on the left side! 
I am 13 weeks pregnant with an August 19th due date!!!! 

I have had the chance to share this story with some of you, but need to document it for my family so here it goes....

In the fall, Tradd and Jackson began telling people that we were having a baby...a baby sister to be exact.  Sunday school teachers, preschool teachers, grandparents, strangers, didn't really matter to them as long as you'd listen...they even named "her" Kacy.  So you can only imagine my surprise on December 7th at my yearly WELL visit with my OB when I was told that this spoken prayer for a sister, made by two precious four year olds, had been answered.  When I think about the coincidence that surrounds that very appointment, I can't help but smile at the way God works.  My original appointment was for early November, but my doctor had to reschedule so December 7th is was. 
At the appointment, I politely answered all of the nurse's questions and she asked if we were considering more children.  I explained that we were building a house and well, not at the perfect spot to have a baby, but IF we did it would be within the year.  Big stress on the "IF".  My doctor (who delivered our boys and I love) came in and says, "So we're doing it again!"  After I had a good laugh, I told him not to get ahead of himself...we talked about the house, our current living arrangements, etc. and moved on to the exam. 

Not to give TMI, but during my exam he was mashing on my stomach and it hurt when he pressed on my right side...told me it was probably a cyst, nothing to worry about.  The first thing I learned that day is that when you pee into the little cup, they do not automatically run a pregnancy test...sooooo when he left the room, as I dressed, he asked his nurse to run a test.  When he came back in, he laid the test down and calmly said, "Well, Misty, you are actually pregnant today!"  I nearly fell out of the chair.  Not only was I shocked, but Lee was OUT OF THE COUNTRY.  As in, I could not even talk to him for almost 48 hours!  
I left that appointment white-knuckling my steering wheel, in complete shock and smiling from ear to ear.  I can only imagine what I looked like!   Of course, my next thought....telling Lee.  Wasn't sure what he would say or how he would react.  I told him the next night as soon as he got in the door and put his bag down from his trip...he said, "What?  We're having a baby?"  And when his tears came, I knew everything was ok...he was just as happy as me. 

We waited a few week to tell the boys...they didn't act surprised....I guess they were sure their prayer would be answered.  The picture below was taken the day that I found out, December 7th, at their school Christmas program.  When I look at this picture I will always remember the way I felt that night....holding a secret so big, one that would change all of us...well, a baby does change everything.   

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